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>>> making news this morning, blame game. >> billionaire news titan rupert murdoch like we've never seen him before plus the wife who jumped to his defense this morning, a new chapter in the scandal. >>> taking a toll. without a deficit deal new numbers show voter dissatisfaction at a 20-year high but today a glimmer of hope. >>> cranking up that dial. the hottest weather in years for millions and relief is days away. >>> well, good morning, everyone. today the british prime minister will be grilled on the news corp phone hacking scandal which is continuing to make news. >> oh, yes. morning newspapers around the world have the murdoch father and son testimony front and center. rupert murdoch's own tabloid "the sun" has a subdued front page with the headline, "the most humble day of my life" quoting rupert murdoch from yesterday. >> the newsmaker making the news. "the daily mirror" has a not so suble foam whacked headline. >> that was an alarming moment during the hours-long questioning by members of parliament. abc's jeffrey kofman she's us how it happened. >> reporter: james murdoc
surrounding rupert murdoch. eric holder said he would welcome a meeting with the families of 9/11 victims who are concerned that their telephones may have been hacked. the fbi is investigating whether news corp. targeted 9/11 victims. the big news of the day was the testimony given by rupert murdoch before parliament. during the proceedings, a man lunged at him only to be struck by his wife. james murdock was about to answer a question when someone on the left, it was so fast it was hard to see what happened. slowly and a man with a paper plate covered in it shaving cream takes aim at rupert murdoch. the woman in paint is his wife. she slapped the assailant who falls backward. the man was arrested. >> this was the most humbling day of my life. >> rupert murdoch an american citizen, presides over a local media empire with $33 billion in revenue. he has no plans to step aside. >> people i trusted betrayed the company and to me. it is for them to pay. i am the best person. >> at his side, his son james. born in london, at age 38, an american citizen who runs company operations in europe and asia
developments coming in -- news corp. owner rupert murdoch will be testifying before parliament about his company's hacking scandal. >> just because of the old tv -- they own the television networks, it doesn't mean they like being on them. they will be grilled lives by all great british politicians. >> he did not inherit this company. he built it. >> he is worried about his children, who he assumed would succeed him. >> and james murdoch has been groomed to take over the empire from its 82-year-old father. he admits to paying too high- profile victims of his newspapers and legal hacking a million dollars to keep them quiet. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized. it was made with information that was incomplete. >> the influence is also in the spotlight. in 15 months david cameron has had 26 meetings with executives, more than twice the number of meetings he has dealt with any other media organizations. >> how powerful is rupert murdoch? >> the view of every prime minister or for the last three years is that no one can get elected without the passing of a patriarch. >> th
answers questions from parliament about the phone hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the tycoon's wife windi was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but who's fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. rdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not as an excuse. maybe it's an explanation. "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in recent years, news i
into the hearing when a man carrying what appeared to be a shaving cream pie accosted rupert murdoch and called him a greedy billionaire. his wife sprang into action, forcing the demonstrator away. police quickly had him in handcuffs. murdoch was shaken but unharmed. it was the point of high drama in a civil exchange. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> both murdoch and his son apologized for what has grown into a massive scandal that is threatening the company. >> these actions do not live up to the standards that our company aspires to everywhere around the world. >> newscorp has been reeling for two weeks since murdoch shutdown their 168 year-old british tabloid. that was after allegations that employees illegally hiked into the voice mail of celebrities politicians, and a 13-year-old murder victim. gregg's you are responsible for this whole fiasco. -- >> do you feel you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> rebekah brooks who ran the newspaper until four days ago also said she was sorry. >> we saw the evidence and acted properly and quickly. >> during the hearing the elder
limits. the workers allegedly reported a money order donations and not the cash. >>> rupert murdoch will be in the house say today -- will be in the hot seat today. he faces tough questions from british lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. ben eisler is following the latest developments from the satellite center. >> the questions will focus on the phone hacking scandal allegations that people at news corp. tabloids packed into the phones of celebrities crime victims, politicians, and members of the royal family. murdoch go before 10 members of the house of commons and the questions will likely go hard and fast for an hour. he will not testify under oath and will appear most likely with his lawyers that didn't turn to for advice. the goal is to get him to save things that he will have to stand by. questions will likely surround his influence around the british government. david cameron had 26 meetings with rupert murdoch's executives, more than twice the number with any other media organizations. david cameron just cut short his trip to africa after his top and his deputy becam
editor of rupert murdoch's news of the world tabloid to be his communications chief. it was dramatic yesterday in court when lawmakers heard from rupert murdoch. a man carrying plates of shaving cream stormed at the media mogul. the protester was arrested. rupert murdoch and his son james said that they were not aware of phone hacking or other illegal activities at their british newspapers. >>> the airports authority will meet today to consider reversing its decision to build an underground station at dulles airport. the u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood once the station built above ground. that changed in addition to others could save a billion dollars. >>> 5:05, 76 degrees on this wednesday. >> still ahead the debt standoff, a house takes action. the white house threatens a veto. we will have the latest. >> first, the extreme heat [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scof ] onontwo-th
and as rupert murdoch rushes to london, trying to protect his media empire. >>> winning the war? tonighgh the stunning statement by the new defense secretary. what he's now saying about al qaeda. >>> courage and candor. remembering the first lady who bravely spoke ababt that moment her husband and family confronted her about addiction. >>> on the red carpet. prince william and kate in california tonight. this evening, british royalty, meeting hollywood's royalty. tom nks to barbra streisand. who is on the list tonight? >>> and payday. on a day of baseball history. >> that is struck deep to left field. >> the fans actually getting paid to watch this historic home run. >>> good evening on this saturday night. as we come on the air this evening, the printing press is coming to a halt. the last of the papers coming off the press at "the news of the world," that now infamous british tabloid. rocked by revelations its reporters bribed police and eavesdropped on everyone, from the royals to everyday victims of crime. here is theeinal front page tonight. thank you, and good-bye, it says. the pape
involving rupert murdoch. investigators are looking into whether murdoch's new york-based news corp employees tried to access cell phone messages and records of 9/11 victims and their families. murdoch is defending his company to "the wall street journal," a newspaper that he owns saying his executives made only minor mistakes. >>> insanity defense may be in the works for a new york man charged with killing an 8-year-old boy. a judgdg ordered the suspect to levy aron has told attorneys he hears voices and has had hallucinations. jeff pegues has details. >> reporter: no matter how much they hear about the case. >> i don't know how anybody could do that. >> reporter: there are still so many unanswered questions for this community. residents line up behind the barricades, some praying, others staring at the home that has become a symbol of the horror a little boy endured. the search for evidence in the home continued but what about the man who lived here? >> he looked quite the normal guy. he was quiet. didn't talk much. >> reporter: but authorities allege he is a killer. they say he's
from corpus christi, thanks for that. >>> the phone hacking scandal rocking rupert murdoch's british newspapers may be reaching across the atlantic. reporters at the murdoch owned "new york post" have been told to hold on to any documents that may be related to phone hacking or paying off british police. >>> finally an early pardon for one lucky turkey. veterinarians are treating a turkey who fell off a poultry truck. the 45-pound bird has been nicknamed miss november but miss november is expected to end up on a farm sanctuary to live peacefully for the rest of her life. i have a non sequitur. you know how fast a turkey can run. >> i don't know. >> no. >> 35 miles an hour. isn't that interesting? >> not after falling off the back of a truck. >> that's the best-looking miss november i have seen in a long time. >> that's not the best i've seen in a long time. >> we'll talk about that later. time now for the weather and casey curry from abc . i wanted to say houston because that's my favorite town. >> we do love it. good morning, bianna. let's quickly get you an update on tropical storm
scandal that's rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. cnn anchor piers morgan now defending himself against accusations he knew about illegal phone hacking when he was editor at two paper, one of them owned by murdoch. abc's nick watt has the latest from london. >> reporter: the tide of scandal is now lapping at the well-pressed pant cuffs of the man who took larry king's chair and the america's got talent self-proclaimed loud mouth. because before all that -- >> two major british newspapers for 11 years. >> reporter: and listen carefully to this recently unearthed interview. >> and what about this nice middle class boy who would have to be dealing with i mean essentially people who rake through bin ladens for livings and take secret photographs and nasty down in the gutter stuff. >> well, to be honest, to put that in perspective. not a lot of it was done. a lot was done by third parties rather than the staff itself. that's not to defend it because you were running the results of their work. >> reporter: morgan refused to speak to us but did speak to his own network, cnn. >> for the
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